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Meri daastaan mujhe hi mera dil suna ke roye

Posted on: March 8, 2013


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is the 1000th guest post in this blog.

Joy Mukherjee and Saira Banu were one of the popular lead pairs of Hindi movies in 1960s. They acted together in ‘Door Ki Aawaz’ (1964), ‘Aao Pyaar Karen’ (1964), ‘Saaz Aur Aawaz’ (1966), ‘Ye Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai’ (1966) and ‘Shagird’ (1967). However, except for ‘Shagird’ (1967), none of their other 4 films could succeed at the box office. On the other hand, during the same period, Joy Mukherjee also paired with Asha Parekh in ‘Phir Wohi Dil Laaya Hoon’ (1963), ‘Ziddi’ (1964) and ‘Love in Tokyo’ (1966) all of which became box office hits. Most of these films were directly or indirectly associated with Mukherjee family and their production company Filmistan and later Filmalaya.

Many of these films belonged to the musical-romantic genre where music overrode dramatics thus limiting the show of acting talent. These films were produced at the peak of the golden era of Hindi film music with some of the top music directors of the 60s like, Shankar-Jaikishan, O P Nayyar etc being associated with them. There was nothing much to talk about the acting caliber of Joy Mukherjee but his ‘chocolate hero’ tag was liked by the then new generation of cine goers. So he could withstand competition from his senior contemporaries like Dev Anand, Shammi Kapoor and Rajendra Kumar in the early 60s. But when another set of actors like Dharmendra with ‘he-man’ image, Rajesh Khanna, the phenomena and Amitabh Bachchan, the ‘angry man’ came into picture in the early 70s, there was not much room left for the ‘chocolate hero’ and he found himself elbowed out of contention.

As for Saira Banu, she looked more like a beautiful doll than an actor in her first film ‘Junglee’ (1961). Later, I saw her few films like ‘Aayi Milan Ki Bela’ (1964), ‘Shagird’ (1967), ‘Jhuk Gaya Aasmaan’ (1968), ‘Padosan’ (1968), ‘Purab Aur Paschim’ (1970) in which her acting had improved but it was nowhere near the acting calibresof her contemporaries like Waheeda Rehman, Nutan, Vaijayantimala, Asha Parekh, Sharmila Tagaore etc.

AAO PYAAR KAREN (1964) was a Joy Mukherjee-Saira Banu starrer film which was produced and directed by R K Nayyar. The film was made under the banner of Filmalaya. It was a musical film in which there were 10 songs, all written by Rajinder Krishan. Usha Khanna was the music director. Despite having good music, the filmed was not a box office success. Six songs from this movie have already been discussed in this blog. The 7th song from this film for discussion is a poignant number ‘meri daastan mujhe hi meraa dil sunaa kar roye’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The song is picturised on Saira Banu who is sitting in a boat sailing through the canals of Venice. Somewhere in the other part of the canal, Joy Mukherjee is also seen in another boat, probably searching for her. Surprisingly, he has not been shown in a close up frame even once during the picturisation of the song.

The video clip contains the full song while the audio clip is short of one stanza probably to fit the song in one 78 RPM disc space.

I am not a great admirer of Usha Khanna as a music director but this song is one among a very few songs of her compositions which I love to listen again and again.

Video

Audio

Song-Meri daastaan mujhe hi mera dil sunaa ke roye(Aao Pyaar Karen)(1964) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics( based on Video Clip)

meri daastaan mujhe hi
meraa dil sunaa ke roye ae
kabhi ro ke muskuraaye
kabhi muskuraa ke roye ae
meri daastaan mujhe hi

miley gham se apne fursat
to main haal poochhoon uskaa
ho o
miley gham se apne fursat
to main haal poonchhoon uskaa
shab-e-gham se koi keh de
kahin aur jaa ke roye ae
meri daastaan mujhe hi
meraa dil sunaa ke roye ae
kabhi ro ke muskuraaye
kabhi muskuraa ke roye ae
meri daastaan mujhe hi

hamen waastaa tadap se
hamen kaam aansuon se
ho o
hamen waastaa tadap se
hamen kaam aansuon se
tujhe yaad karke roye
yaa tujhe bhulaa ke roye ae
meri daastaan mujhe hi
meraa dil sunaa ke roye ae
kabhi ro ke muskuraaye
kabhi muskuraa ke roye ae
meri daastaan mujhe hi

wo jo aajmaa rahey thhe
meri beqaraariyon ko
ho o
wo jo aajmaa rahey thhe
meri beqaraariyon ko
mere saath saath wo bhi
mujhe aajmaa ke roye
meri daastaan mujhe hi
meraa dil sunaa ke roye ae
kabhi ro ke muskuraaye
kabhi muskuraa ke roye ae
meri daastaan mujhe hi

5 Responses to "Meri daastaan mujhe hi mera dil suna ke roye"

1000th guest posts!!!! Way to go! Congratulations to Atulji and his team on reaching this milestone and thanks to Sudhirji (our Sachin Tendulkar whose contribution is half), Sadanandji, Arunji, Rajaji, Nahmji and all others for taking their valuable time in finding rare gems, sharing all the informations not limited to just Hindi Film industries, but extending to religious and cultural fields, personal experiences, translating entire song, explaining those urdu words, devnagri script…….so many to add on to the list. Thank you thank you thank you……
Sadanandji,
Just two days back I saw Ziddi on Zee TV and I had same thoughts about JM paired with AP and our Miss India doll (liked your word), Saira Bano.
BTW, we will remember JM on March 9th, his first death anniversary.

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I remembered Joy Mukherjee because I saw a video clip showing Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu inaugurating ‘Joy Mukherjee Marg’ off Yari Road on his birth anniversary on February 24, 2013.

Video clip : http://youtu.be/eNi1K5js4aI

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Atulji,
Waiting for another milestone, S. N. Tripathi’s century song. 🙂 Curious about which song and info about his personal life (limited to his interest in music and what factors helped him to fulfill his dream of becoming MD) and his contribution in HFM.

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Kamathji,
Can you imagine a chit of girl(16 years) Usha Khanna rehearsing Rafi on harmonium for Dil Deke Dekho and all the songs were superhits. OP Nayyar introduced her Shashdhar M.
Even thereafter all her songs were worth listening twice or thrice(not even one forgetting in a trice). Just see the bibliography and body of work. I do not want enumerate all her movies her. Usha Khanna enjoys the unique distinction of being the only established female music composer of the Hindi film industry from the 1950s onwards.
Hits like ‘Chhodo kal ki baatien’ from Hum Hindustani established Usha Khanna and proved that her earlier success was not a flash in pan. Usha Khanna’s musical hits ranged from ‘Maine rakha hai mohabbat apne afsane ka naam’ from the film Shabnam and ‘Hum tumse juda hoke mar jaayenge ro roke’ from Ek Sapera Ek Lootera to ‘Ae zindagi ke saathi jaana na zindagi se’ from Fareb and ‘Paani mein jale paani mein jale’ from Munimji. Some of the Mukesh and Lata songs are time-proof. All of Usha Khanna’s songs for Rajshri’s film Honeymoon were also huge hits.
Usha Khanna is by far the only female music director with so many gems..Never say never….

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I now see the similarity of mood in this song with Saifuddin Saif’s ghazal ‘meri daastaan e hasrat wo suna suna kar roye’ . Full ghazal in the link below :
http://www.urdupoetry.com/saif03.html
.

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